Glasgow City, United Kingdom

Roystonhill Spire - history of a landmark building

Roystonhill Spire - history of a landmark building

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6 tour stops

1

Roystonhill Spire Park - overview

The history of a landmark building and the park project inspired by it.

4 min
2

Stained glass and music

The artists and craftspeople who created a jewel on the hill

7 min
3

Tower, gargoyles and bell

A beacon which can be seen across the city

3 min
4

Spire Park, mosaics & rose

Mosaics and Royston's Rose

2 min
5

Stone heads, community & local history

Mossman heads, community and landscape

4 min
6

360 degree panoramas

360 degree panoramas of the Spire & Park

 

Overview

Discover the history of a landmark building and the park project inspired by it.

Roystonhill Spire is the only remaining part of Townhead-Blochairn Parish Church, built 1866 - which featured glass by Cottier and Morris, and sculptures by Mossman. This tour aims to give a flavour of what was one of the most beautifully decorated churches in Scotland, and explains how the Spire was saved to become the centrepiece of a park.

Itinerary 90 m / 30 min

Offline map included

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